"Midget," a derogatory term for people with dwarfism, or Little People, is just as offensive as any other racial, religious, or gender based slur. Recently Facebook claimed that the use of the term in a photo was not offensive enough to be removed from the site. The photo read, "Make Little Things Count, Teach Midgets Math." After the photo was reported, Facebook gave the following response:
Thanks for your report. We reviewed the photo you reported, but found it doesn't violate Facebook's Community Standard on hate speech, which includes posts or photos that attack a person based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition.
Facebook, you need to reconsider your definition of hate speech.
Friends, Family, and Community...Small or Tall...Don't let Facebook drop this ball.
Prohibit any use of the word "midget"
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